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    Junior Member samifel's Avatar
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    Awwww "the Moments"! It's what being a teacher is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjchad
    One of my senior high school students is pregnant and I had decided to make her a baby quilt. I had told her to let me know as soon as she knew the sex. She found out last week it will be a boy, so I went and bought some suitable fabric this past weekend. Yesterday I told her I had gotten the fabric and thought she would like it. She told me "i'll love it no matter what because you are making it from scratch for me." This is one of my difficult kids. So nice when you manage a rapport with them.
    She will remember you the rest of her life. How nice of you to do this for her. :thumbup: :P Jan

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    Last week I had a conversation with some friends regarding teen pregnancy. She said something that I will always remember....A baby is always a blessing, the timing is not.

    Even though she is in a difficult place right now, you are doing the right thing by providing some comfort. I don't know what I would do if one of my daughters came home pregnant while a teenager, but I hope that someone would show them kindness like you are doing for her.

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    You are wonderful and no doubt will make a difference in her life. I have always thought that all 12=13 year olds need to see a pre-teen in labor without pain meds and then they might be a bit more concerned about preventing pregnancy.

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    That is a wonderful thing you are doing. I am sure it will be a turning point in your and her relationship and maybe in her life. God bless you.....
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    You are a very special person. Bless you for your kindness.

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    What a great teacher :!: In the old days when I was in high school you could be pregnant but you couldn't go to school. How stupid :!: :mrgreen:

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    Sometimes the difficult ones only need someone to show that they honestly care

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank
    You are wonderful and no doubt will make a difference in her life. I have always thought that all 12=13 year olds need to see a pre-teen in labor without pain meds and then they might be a bit more concerned about preventing pregnancy.
    That's an interesting concept. I have to add that when my oldest granddaughter was 12 (she's now 13) she watched her size 2 mother give birth to her younger brother, who was 9 lbs. I was surprised with their decision to let her in the delivery room (although she begged to be there), but maybe my son and DIL had an ulterior motive. :-) She did fine and is a second mother to the baby.

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    From one teacher to another, thanks! You are obviously making a difference in her life! :D

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    Where were you when my daughter was a pregnant teenager? Things have changed so much over the years, and I have to think that a lot of things are for the better.

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    How nice.

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    Oh that is so sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkb
    Let your student know I am proud that she chose to give the baby life and not get an abortion.
    I second that :thumbup:

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    I've always gone with the idea " If a person has everything, they don't really need or appreciate the things like this that you are doing for this girl" A lot of times we don't know what the other person has to live with everyday, and your gesture of kindness is great! I also work in a highschool and find that sometime it only takes a smile or a kind word to make a differance in someones life.

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    I keep repeating this saying (and I don't have it word for word) but if you can make a difference in one child's life.... You have. Good for you. My daughter got pregnant in her senior year. That was really tough! Have a wonderful 32-year old grandson whom I love dearly. I was 40 when he was born. Wish you were there for us too.

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    By giving her your attention you may have just helped her get going straight and get her life in order. You have certainly set a good example for her. Keep up the good work and thank you for caring.

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    She can probably get a check also. Does she have pregnant Medicaid? I think all the states have it now.

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    WIC is a great program for moms to be, they can get on it before the birth of the baby to help insure proper nutrition for the mom :)

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